Jasper, I think I'm in love.
This is the big boy park of Canada. Think about it like you would think of Yellowstone or Death Valley or one of the Alaskan National Parks. It’s HUGE, in fact it’s the biggest National Park in Canada and that’s saying something given they have several large parks.
Jasper extends over 11,000 square kilometers and there is adventure around every corner!
Jasper is part of UNESCO's Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. In the United States it seems we get so focused on seeing all of the US National Parks but the more we look north to our neighbor the more I think we see that we are missing out if we don’t go to Canada.
The middle of Canada is sort of one beautifully stretching state of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and Washington all wrapped into one. Just throw in a lot more snow and ice and you get a perfect cocktail of international adventure without leaving the North American continent.
Take in hiking and wildlife photography at the pristine Lac Beauvert which is conveniently located next to the Jasper Park Lodge, which has a high possibility of being one of your sleeping choices for the trip north.
And speaking of photography are you interested in seeing some of the big mammals of Planet Earth?
According to Travel Yes Please they encountered all of the following on a recent trip: The larger mammals in Jasper are moose, deer (white-tailed and mule), caribou, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, coyotes, wolves, cougars and bears (black and grizzly). Whenever we see wildlife, we always make sure to keep a safe distance.
Taking a moment to take it all in was not always possible because everywhere was just simply so gorgeous. This is one place you MUST visit as soon as possible.
I would be surprised if everyone didn’t fall in love with Jasper after visiting. Take a look below for more pics from the trip there! Jasper is broken out into five different, yet all incomparable, regions so make sure you leave plenty of time for a trip here and be prepared for a WILD adventure.
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Because Adventure Travel Feeds the Soul,
Seth B and the Hashtag 59 Team